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as not only the obama administration and democratic make app coflect tick but healthcare insurance companies are scared there will be some form of delay on the individual mandate because of the result, will be that tear up their business model, as you know, and tear up profits, we're looking at prospect here, if there is a careful reasoning and careful understanding among everyone about a direction to head toward, that we're talking about a second of the economy that is now vulnerable, because the web site did not work, and obamacare is built on what is a very, very faulty assumption, and presumption because of mandate, that young people will sign up for health care they don't need. these risks are very high. where are the republicans headed now, and what is the course you all will follow? >> we are going to continue to get to the bottom of this you point odd one major issue, the cyber security issue, as you heard, that you know we're concerned about that you know, therure americans who are managing to get on to web site at this point, at some time, they are vulnerable it cyber security issu
, a company already accuse of defrauding taxpayers. so why did the obama administration hire that same company for a billion-dollar job. that's coming up. also, you won't believe what governor chris christie just told the nfl commissioner. he did it again, find out next. don't forget, 10:00 p.m., watch hannity tonight, liz cheney will be sean's guest 10:00 p.m. on hannity. deep-sea. a 50,000-pound, ingeniously wired machine that optimizes raw data to help safely discover and maximize resources in extreme conditions. our current situation seems rather extreme. why can't we maximize our... ready. ♪ brilliant. let's get out of here. warp speed. ♪ >> okay, everywhere, it is time to hash it out. the always outspoken governor chris chris christie at it again. this time is he talking football. news breakers tweeting new jersey governor chris christie says if the lights go out at super bowl 48 there will be hell to pay. governor christie is referring to presume miss he made to envelope commissioner roger goodell at the last super bowl. the governor telling the commissioner if the lights go out at
a decision on his future. >>> all right. we begin with the obama administration facing a firestorm of criticism on two fronts. there's health care and an important hearing we will have more on that in a moment. >> but first the growing calls to stop spying on allies. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: under fire for allegedly spying on americans and america's friends. the nation's spy chief made no apologies. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and only work within the law. >> u.s. intelligence listened in on the conversations of 35 american allies. reports that drew sharp criticism from top members of congress in both parties. >> the reports are very disturbing. friends don't spy on friends. >> reporter: or do we? is spying on friends still going on? >> is the united states now listening in on the phone conversations of friendly presidents and prime ministers? >> john, i'm not going to get in to discussions of specific activities, intelligence gathering activities. >> we are listening in to the conversations of friendly heads of state. >
in the obama administration and the health care rollout disaster apparently is the word "grandfathered." here's jim. >> millions of americans are getting letters like this saying their current plans will be canceled because they're noncompliant with obama care requirements. letters like this one in seattle which say the current plan will be discontinued. >> as of december 31st, my plan would be canceled and i would be automatically rolled in a health care bronze plan. >> his income doesn't qualify for subsidies, so his costs are soaring. >> my premiums would increase approximately 61%. i went from $891 a month to $1437 a month. and also my deductibles all doubled. >> today in congress, hhs secretary sebelius and democratic allies sought to blame all cancellations of policies on insurance policies, not the requirements of obama care. >> insurance companies are cancelling lousy policies with high prices because they can't compete. >> does the aca require insurance companies to discontinue the plans that people had when the law was passed? yes or no? >> not when the law was passed if the plans h
are intermitently available." obama administration official who was responsible for the launch of the site has said he is sorry. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> this or, republicans will want to know when will the sites really be ready? how many have actually purchased insurance in why are some consumers seeing their current plans canceled when they were assured by president obama they could keep the insurance they had? a growing number of republicans are calling for sebelius to step down or be fired. president obama will talk health care in boston this afternoon. he will compare his act with the health care plan in massachusetts implemented by governor romney. the plans similar and romney's version had rollout problems, too. >> you can access health insurance marketplace through cover california with the link on our website along with other valuable information at abc7news.com. >> a state committee will hold a hearing next week to look into the deaths of two bart workers kyle while they were on strike. they want to get to the bottom of the acc
tell me that it's not the only change that they're making to the site. >> the obama administration's promising it will be largely problem-free by the end of november. >> we've got people working overtime 24/7. to boost capacity and address these problems every single day. and let me be perfectly clear. these people will not be given breaks. [laughter] many of these people are children. >> jon: you know, i do think -- i do think -- like that? i do think i may have spotted one of the problems affecting why the healthcare.gov site is so slow. apparently the servers are being overloaded by news casters from every single network trying to log on. no network has been loggier than our pals at cnn that want you to know they have a clock. >> we're almost 13 minutes in and she's been locked out time and time again. >> one making progress. the others going slow and now slower. one person is reaching out to get help online. we'll find out halfway into the live obama care signup effort. so far we're seeing progress, serious set backs. >> you may like the options. you don't know if you're in yet
. reporting on obama care, allegations administration is trying to sal silence doubts about the rollout and edward snowden's latest bombshell. they listened in on friendly global leaders and american's top spy said there is nothing new. i'll talk to glenn greenwald, what he says. >>> catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world and catch this wave and you may land in the record books. i'll talk to a surfer on what it is like to hang ten on a 100-foot ocean wave, only here. >>> we begin with big new developments in the obama care story. this is different from the political war fair you see night after night on the partisan news channels because health care reform is so i'm fortablet we're doing what we can to turn down the noise and turn up the facts. item one, a document that clearly shows when the white house got the warning the healthcare.gov website was a disaster in the making. >> reporter: cnn learned at the obama administration was warned in september the obama care website wasn't ready to go live. the main contractor, cgi issued this confidential report to the agency overs
in the making. >> reporter: cnn learned at the obama administration was warned in september the obama care website wasn't ready to go live. the main contractor, cgi issued this confidential report to the agency overseeing the healthcare.gov rollout. it warned of risks and issues. the report gave the highest priority thing to things like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are intermittently unavailable, short for the site isn't working sometimes. cgi in september said they are putting a team in place ato alert when the hub goes down. the head of cms, the agency that received the report kicked off testimony by saying she's sorry. >> we know consumers are edge tore purchase this coverage and millions of americans that attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marlin was peppered with questions about when she'll have rollout numbers for obama care. she stuck to a scrip. >> we'll have them available mi
. that's tonight's inside story. >> hello, i'm libby casey in washington. as the obama administration races to fix the healthcare.gov website, critics are turning up the heat. the latest issue, how many americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: but new to the hearing, individuals receiving cancellation letters from their insurance providers. >> i would take them back to the free affordable care act days if you were in the market, half the individuals in the market did not stay on their policies, they were kicked off for pre-existing conditions.
congress to defend sweeping surveillance programs that have the obama administration under fire. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes. >> we would rather be here telling you why we defended these programs than having given them up and having our nation or our allies being attacked. >> reporter: the pressure on the obama administration over the secret programs continues to grow. one small bit of vindication. over the last week, outrage in france and spain after the reports say that nsa swept up millions of phone calls in those countries them nsa director confirmed the report in the "wall street journal" that it was actually french and spanish intelligence agencies that did the surveillance and passed it on to the nsa. >> we need to look at and make sure that we are not just gathering intelligence because we can but gathering it because we need it. >> the intelligence officials told congress yesterday allies spy on each other. it's part of the business. but the damage from these weeks has been done. john and diana. >> karen travers, thank you. >>> just a
to news reports, the obama administration knew for at least three years that millions, millions of americans would not be able to keep their health coverage. >> now, we know this morning is the president knew these letters were coming. >> the president kept saying, you know, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. your premiums will be going down. but, in fact, the letter is completing contradictory to that. >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. period. first, no matter what you've heard, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under the reform proposals that we put forth. if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. i don't want to interfere with people's relationship between them and their doctor. >> as the law states, if you had a plan on the individual market that you wanted to keep, you could keep it, but the law could not
has not worked as well as it should. >> a member of the obama administration apologize for the website that has been plagued by problems since launching last month. testifying tuesday, marlin tavenner did not give many reason for website issues. she did not give specific numbers and how many people have actually signed up for insurance. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing, when her boss, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. that hearing could get heated, since some republicans have been calling for her to be fired. >> i don't think anyone would deny this fact on either side of the political aisle. these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping ex
. >>reporter: for the first time the obama administration issued direct apology for health car care.govern. >> i want to apologies to you that the web site has not work as well as it should. >> but no pl ji for the latest dust up over obama care. >> if you lake your plan you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. >> for 14 million americans who bay private health insurance that may not be true. the. >> now being told they can't. >> julie received a letter from her insurance company saying her private plan no longer exists. >> i'm not going to be the able to afford anything if i ever get sick. >> why is this happening? because insurance companies which offered cheap insurance like julie left 0out basic now required bio bama care. like hospital coverage. maternity. mental health or prescription drug. now forced to cancel those plans and replace them. julie new premium would be 210 dollars a month. three times more than she pay now if she takes the insurance company alternative. but 3 independent health care experts tell abc news julie and the othe
: a member of the obama administration apologized for the website that has been plagued by problems since it launched last month. the head of medicare and medicaid did not give specific reasons or numbers. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing when kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. a hearing could get heated since some republicans have been calling for sebelius to be fired. >> these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> reporter: as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles -- >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> reporter: democrats fiercely defending the law and the site. >> everybody needs to chill out because it is going to work. >> reporter: according to prepared testimony, secretary see -- se bealous has said, quote. see bealous is expected to blame the contractors. the lead contractors on the site said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing on the system. something they say should have taken months. >> by the end of novemb
of the silicon leadership groufrp we're happy you joined us for a town hall with mayor ed lee with the obama administration on the action on immigration founded here just a few blocks away. that what matters is we have a mare that understands the issues a nearest and dear it to us and that's immigration reform. since it's inception we've gotten over 20 visas alone and the feeling is we have a shortage on green talent when we need to go through the steps we need to go through and for the tech community we're focused on opening up our technical school to the global community. we're in a talent war along with a state war on services gov. and anything we can help to create change here means so much to us. we have the mayor who can creative impact so we stand behind mayor ed lee and we're thrilled he's here. i'm so excited to here what he is has to say. thank you (clapping) >> julia and kevin a thank you for being subpoena great community leaders were we're going to have a robust town meeting this is being live for my radio program. we like to let people know in advance. i'm going to ask a few q
tough questions to one of the top obama care administrators on this whole thing. watch it. >> i am aware that there are issuers in states who are cancelling their old plans for grandfathered in and moving to new plans. >> so what you just said about keeping your health care plan is not true? >> no, they could keep it. the issuers -- >> no, they can't keep it. they just got cancellation notices, you can't keep it. the president says you can't keep it. why are you saying you can? i don't understand. >> all right, time has expired. >> joining me notice, the chief legal counsel of the american center for law and justice. i don't want to do broad rhetoric, walk us through it. what did they do? it started with the health and services regulation. kathleen sebelius tightens the noose back in the summer of 2010 right after they passed the law. what did she do? >> all right, so this is the hhs regulati regulations. and in it she re-defines the term "grandfather," with six provisions that eliminates the grandfather policy. there are six ways it could get voided. simple ways such as increasing the d
and diana. the obama administration is apologizing for the botched obama care rollout. and today, the person in charge takes the hot seat. today, the woman who manages obama care, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, faces congress. she will blame the failures of the healthcare.gov website on the contractors who built it. but documents show that the main contractor warned the government about issues with the site before it went live, raising questions about whether the administration should have delayed the launch of the health care marketplace. admitting healthcare.gov has not performed properly, the obama administration apologized to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: republicans say problems with president obama's health care law go beyond healthcare.gov woes. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. >> reporter: republicans point to these comments made by the president as he attempted to explain the complicated reform plan. >> if you like your plan, you can keep
by chemical weapons, the obama administration was caught on its heels in a foreign policy quandary. america was reminded again that the united states must always be vigilant and embrace an international relations framework which enables proactive engagement rather than merely reactionary crisis response. mr. speaker, i desperately hope that these discussions will proceed in the context of the grave reality the human family will face if nuclear weapons fall into the handles of jihadists in iran. to use the slight hely altered words of our secretary of state, mr. speaker, quote, in a world of terrorists and extremists, we ignore these risks at our peril. we simply cannot afford to have nuclear weapons become the i.e.d. or car bomb of tomorrow. neither our country nor our conscience can bear the costs of inaction. mr. speaker, the u.s.-iran nuclear negotiations act is, quote, an action that will reinforce the prohibition against nuclear weapons development. we're talking about actions that will degrade iran's capacity to use these weapons and ensure that they do not proliferate. with this aut
perez. >>> all right. we begin with the obama administration facing a firestorm of criticism on two fronts. there's health care and an important hearing we will have more on that in a moment. >> but first the growing calls to stop spying on allies. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: under fire for allegedly spying on americans and america's friends. the nation's spy chief made no apologies. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and only work within the law. >> reporter: abc news has confirmed reports u.s. intelligence has listened in on the phone conversations of the leaders of 35 american allies. reports that drew sharp criticism from top members of congress in both parties. >> the reports are very disturbing. friends don't spy on friends. >> reporter: or do we? is spying on friends still going on? >> is the united states now listening in on the phone conversations of friendly presidents and prime ministers? >> john, i'm not going to get in to discussions of specific activities, intelligence gathering activities. >> we are listening in to t
meeting demand. a judge is set to make a ruling on thursday. >>> the obama administration official who oversaw the disastrous launch of the obama care website told lawmakers she's sorry. >> to the millions of americans who attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll, i want to apologize to you. the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> officials knew obama care wasn't ready for prime time or any time for that matter. cnn reports people who worked on the project warned the white house in september that the website wasn't ready to go live. >>> well, the fallout is expanding beyond the botched launch. jim says a hot question now is did the president mislead americans to sell his signature law? >> it's a presidential sales pitch. >> if you like your plan, keep your plan. >> millions of americans aren't buying anymore. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. >> as obama care becomes reality, construction workers are finding they can't k
administration has manipulated the political system very unfairly especially as it applies to obama's own supporters. i recommend that you read that because it might be relevant in your own political life. secondly, there is an interesting head line that i think is far more important. chronicle has 26 people get 59.7 million over sandusky. i would like to propose how prevalent is homosexual crime especially child molestation. i think that's an important subject that is a lot more important that sugary drinks. the next head line from the chronicle as prosecutor. secret formula used for corruption. it mentioned the los angeles times received the pulitzer prize for the bell corruption case especially all the ugly details. i would like to suggest that chronicle and examiner do the same here in san francisco and they would probably win a pulitzer prize. the other head lines as jury finds -- what a real shame the city would stab it's own firefighters on these promotional task. if you treat the firemen that way, shame on you. >> good evening. kids are still being shot in this culture of ours.
to do the same. cgi, the main contractor developing the website may have warned the obama administration that it wouldn't be ready to go live on october 1st. either way this is what we know as of now. it needs until the end of november to fix the technical glitches on healthcare.gov . two months after the launch. all right, so now what we have to figure out is what happens after that. it's not really about the launch that's the most important thing. what the issue is what people are going to end up paying. to compensate for the delay the penalty >> maybe a good thing. i don't. >> what dubonnet? >> well, what i mean is the following. look, let's start with the big picture. the big ping is most americans. vast majority of americans get health insurance from their employer or from the government. for those folks nothing changed on january 1. we're really drilling down to a relatively small slice of americans 6% who buy their insurance on their own. of that population half of which already have insurance that is better than the minimum set up by the law. those individuals whose insurance has
chuck todd seems to be carrying the water for the obama administration by blaming the insurance companies, bob, for the new revelation that millions will lose their coverage under obama care. >> they put themselves in the hands of the insurance companies. they were making promises that they were hoping the insurance companies were going to keep, but when you think about that initial statement, and at the time, all of us said we're highly skeptical of how he could make that promise. i never understood why he said if you like your health care plan you can keep it because he was relying somehow on the insurance companies. >> no, no. >> dana, your thoughts on that. that's exactly what we were talking about in the "a" block. >> it is, that's why we'll talk about it again because it's so compelling. when the president was saying if you want -- if you like your health care you can keep, it it was basically the mantra of the entire campaign, people that questioned that, looking at the facts, we were considered crazy and hateful and racist, and you name all of the things, and now the med
in washington, dc, of the obama administration, is taking the hotseat to take questions on the rollout of the obamacare website. thanks if joining us on this wednesday. >> first up, we will get you a prehalloween forecast. >> good morning, everyone. live doppler 7 hd shows a lack of radar returns and clouds. we have a few out there with fog in the in the bay. watch out for that. the day planner, the bay is partly cloudy with temperatures at 48. we will be in the upper 50's at noon with high clouds and sun and bright we today. we will top out in the low-to-mid 60's at 4:00 and 57 at 7:00. inland, fog in the north and upper 30's to low 40's in most neighbors and 60 at noon and mid-60's below average this afternoon. dress warmly in the evening. we will drop into the 50's. at the coast, it is dry. a few clouds. it will be 46. mostly sunny in the afternoon, mid-to-upper 60's. enjoy. >> we have heavy remark with berkeley trying to recover at this hour along the east shore freeway with heavy traffic over the altamont pass. focusing on the berkeley drive westbound along 80 through richmond tow
to this investigation, the obama administration was not exactly in the dark about this. and fact, they have done this to be the case for at least three years. obamacare regulations from july 20 10th specifically say that, because of normal turnover rates, 40% to 60% of customers and insurance policies would lose their grandfather status. that means customers on those plans would have to switch. the white house would not dispute that many policyholders would have to change their plans. in the vast majority of cases, the same insurers will automatically ship them to a plan that divides the new consumer protections. and for nearly half of the market and really is, discount or premium tax credits. like it or not, the method hasas changed in the white house says that it is for the better. on capitol hill today, the mother of trayvon martin called on lawmakers to work with state and local officials to reevaluate the purpose of the controversial stand your ground law. stand your ground is the piece of legislation that took front and center -- when george zimmerman was put on trial for the death of tray
the details but says it is not responsible, the u.s. is >> the obama administration has never commend on the strike that targeted the rehmans. and the cia never publicly acknowledged the drone program, that's something the democratic members of congress want changed. >> we neat greater transparency and disclosure. we haven't had a full and open debate in the united states congress. >> conagreesman alan greyson, who respond sored the congressional briefing said there were moral questions as to whether a president should have the power to target someone by a u.s. drone. >> i'm uncomfortable with the idea that the president makes the decisions unilaterally. >> of 535 members of the u.s. congre congress, only 35 showed up to the hearing. it's the first time there has been testimony before the congress. it's hoped it will lead to a process that could lead to changes in u.s. drone policy. >> rafiq ur rehman is optimistic. >> translation: with the grace of god i hope it does. if they have good intention, i put trust in them that the drones will come to an end. >> as a school teacher and fat
'm libby casey in washington. as the obama administration races to fix the healthcare.gov website, critics are turning up the heat. the latest issue, how many americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now
grilled on -- obama administration got grilled today. one being the woman who oversaw the rollout of the eric website. for the first -- obama care website. for the first time, we heard someone apologize, but he she said they still don't have answers to one key question. >> marilyn tavenner said it had nothing to do with her failing to reveal enrollment figures. >> so what i can guarantee is we have a system that's working. we're going to improve the speed of that system. >> excuse me. >> yes. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed that we want, and at the success rate that we wanted. >> having blamed the web sites flaws on delays by the main. >> jaymee: t. firm hired to build it, a canadian company called cgi, but in an apparent contra dix, she said me problems caught her off guard. >> the problems in the the first week, we attributed to volume. >> how about before october 1st. any sense at all there were going to be problems with the website? >> no, there are always going to be issues wait new website, wha
's ceo was asked about the new health law and report that says the obama administration knew millions of americans would not be able to keep their insurance plans. >> the only people who can keep their plan indefinitely are people who in the individual and small group market were in that% market before march 23rd, 2010 and over that period from march 2010 until now did not change plans. >> acquisitions that the white house misled people to believe they could keep insurance plans and the website resulted in heated questions on capitol hill today about what went wrong and who is to blame. bertha coombs has more. >> reporter: mike was surprised when anthem blue cross notified him the family health plan would no longer before offered. >> the primary reason they said is there is ten or 11 components that every plan has to carry. >> reporter: the retierped executive say as comparable plan on healthcare.gov will cost twice as much 140 0 a month. >> i was shocked to find out my plan was being cancelled and not compliant and my shock, i guess, kind of turned maybe to anger. >> reporter: there
the obama administration is reportedly spending $684 million a year on publish police the marketing, and twicing much of it parsed out to states for their own ad campaigns. [♪ singing ] >> reporter: the anti-obamacare camp is using the same tactic. the group generation opportunity which has received $5 million from the conservative billionaire koch brothers, $750,000 was earmarked for anti-obamacare initiative produced "creepy uncle sam" generating 3 million views on youtube and urge young people to opposite out of obamacare saying it's cheaper to buy private plans or pay a fine. generation opportunity, they're hoping to woo their audience away from obamacare and force a repeal of the law. >> telling washington they can do better than obamacare. >> reporter: both sides have their work cut out for them. a recent gallop pol gallup poll% of 18 to 35 years olds did not know that they had to buy insurance. it's unclear who is winning the information war. but for or against the videos are raising awareness. >> the negative one makes me want to say, hey, wait a second. i want to look thi
as congress grills the obama administration over its failed website. >> the tough questions on capitol hill and the growing confusion in maryland. >>> hello, everyone, i'm dick carter. >> and i'm denise koch. >> many marylanders are still trying to sign up on the obamacare website. meghan mccorkell has more from the intense hearing on capitol hill. >> reporter: that problem-plagued website has sparked lots of controversy on capitol hill. >> we're barely four weeks into this one, and we're already declaring it dead. >> why should the american people believe you now? >> reporter: rapid-fire questions for the head of the health care website for what's being called a disastrous rollout. >> this health care gov site is fixable. >> reporter: another hit for obama care. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. >> reporter: but cbs news has learned insurance providers are dropping more than two million people because their policies don't meet minimum standards for the new law. >> the website says if you wa
at least 57 of the 82 people killed were civilians, including children. the obama administration said the u.s. follows international law and tries to choose the actions "least likely to result in the loss of innocent life." the reports came as pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif met with president obama at the white house and renewed his calls for an end to the drone strikes. the two also discussed recent attacks on christians within pakistan. >>> in egypt, coptic christians mourned the victims of a deadly drive-by shooting this week at a cairo church. masked gunmen killed four people, including two young girls. the u.s. and international human rights groups condemned that shooting as well as a recent string of other attacks against egypt's coptic christian minority, estimated at about 10% of the population. despite hopes for an immediate change, the vatican's chief official for doctrine this week reaffirmed the catholic church's traditional teaching banning communion for divorced catholics who remarry. in an article for the vatican newspaper, archbishop gerhard mueller said those catholi
're making to the site. >> the obama administration's promising it will be largely problem-free by the end of november. >> we've got people working overtime 24/7. to boost capacity and address these problems every single day. and let me be perfectly clear. these people will not be given breaks. [laughter] many of these people are children. >> jon: you know, i do think -- i do think -- lik
a member of the barack obama administration apologised for the repeated problems with the website. mike viqueira has that story. >> at first they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. four weeks into launch the website offered this. >> to the million of americans choosing to use healthcare.gov. i want to apologise that the website didn't work as well as it should have. >> it didn't do enough for the republicans. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, but the law. i've heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing premiums rise, policies cancelled - many, again, are losing their plans. >> after the failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government - split the party in two. republicans are now unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, is meant to help million obtain insurance under obamacare. >> i don't think anyone would deny the fact on either side of the political aisle. the past 29 days have been a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner refused to say how many were able to get insurance t
the obama administration was going to do it. one of the things that i think is clear here, the obama administration has no trust in anything that the health industry tells them how to run a health plan. i think it's indicative of what happens when somebody tries to run a business who thinks they're smarter than you are. >> drew, why would the white house not be willing to do that? >> right now you it's the federal government that's the biggest customer for these insurance companies. government-backed plans accounted for 48% of health care policies last year, anderson, a number that's expected to grow this year and years to come. basically, the insurance companies were in position to just be quiet. >> have you heard from the white house about this? what's their side of the story? >> yeah, pushing back, jay carney just sent this note on allegations of white house pressure being placed on insurance executives. he writes that accusation is preposterous and inaccurate. plus it ignores the fact that every day insurance companies are talking about the rollout. in large part because they are
. >>> the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. -- the information the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. >>> the white house reportedly was warned about the problems with its national health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was alread
the obama administration should be able to tell us every day how many people setting out. one of the buying. gerri: the problems with the website. she's in a city saying we can't tell you, we don't know, don't have the information. >> if they don't know it is worse than i think. the important thing is the website is not the biggest problem. the biggest problem is going to be the canceled premiums, millions of americans who will find on january 1 that the premiums that the president said they could keep are being canceled because they are not legal under obamacare. businesses will be finding that the costs are so high they will drop all lot of their coverage and employees are going into medicaid, and businesses are also struggling because of the 30-hour workweek requirement. they will have to cut pay by putting employees on 30-hour work weeks to avoid the obamacare requirement. gerri: what do you mean these premiums are not legal? >> under obamacare only sound insurance policies are legal. you may have an insurance policy with a high deductible that you can afford and like. obamacare may say
. >> contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sabilas first learned of the problems and who did she tell. >> susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> she continue to resist the calls for her to resign. >>> new details are being released about last weekend's double murder/suicide. the police department said 37-year-old christopher robinson did not use his service weapon in that shooting. robinson killed city firefighter andrew hoffman and marie heartman before taking his life. robinson was unable to get over his breaking up with heartman who moved on. >>> this week marks one year since the devastation of super storm sandy. today hundreds of homes are still waiting to rebuilt. many businesses remain closed. some progress is being made. mike schuh is live with more. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. for most of us super storm sandy is just a memory of a wet couple of days. there are many people all along the east coast who are still living it every day. >> a bonfire in sea bright,
plan. period. >> not true, tonight, nbc news is in fact reporting that the obama administration knew as early as july of 2010 that, 50% of the american consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a cancellation letter or the equivalent over the next year. so how are they going to spin this? we bring in our distinguished audience. hands up, everybody, how many people think that the president did not lie? one, two, three, four. all right, you guys stay right there. we're going to start with you. let's begin, ainsley, co-host, fox and friends first, to be fair to the president, he did actually say in the law if you like your plan you can keep your plan. that was up to march 23rd of 2010. then in july -- >> three months later we learned he did recognize you were not going to be able to keep your plan, or many were not going to be able to keep it. 50 to 60% of the people will lose their coverage. there is evidence to show that the president knew that many people would not be able to keep their plan. >> and for example, if there was change in coverage, all of a sud
. the first time since the problematic rollout four weeks ago, the obama administration is apologizing but that did little to ease the outrage on capitol hill. mike viqueira is standing by >> reporter: it's gone from a proud moment to an embarrassing episode for president obama and his administration. now, a top official concedes it's about more than just glitches. >> at first, they blamed unexpected volume, calling it a sign of public enthusiasm. now, four weeks into launch, the official in charge of the website offered this: >> to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> that isn't good enough for republicans who say the faults run much deeper. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. they are seeing their policies being cancelled. many again are lose can their plans. >> after their failed strategy to kill the law by s
on the table tonight. late on what the obama administration knew about the nsa surveillance. also ahead, support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high so to speak. thank you [ laughter ] >> aisle be here all week. should schools send home letters telling parents their kids are overweight? fat letters a lot of people call them. we'll be talking about all that tonight. we begin with obama care under fire still yet again with the affordable care act already off to an unauspicious start. report obtained by cnn now shows the obama administration was warned that healthcare.gov was not ready to go live. it looks like one of the president's mantras if you like your health plan you can keep it may not be true for some 15 million americans. does the white house have a message problem or a lot more? joining me on the panele panel, start with chief national correspondent john king who is in washington. john, it is remarkable. this president time and time again said if you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. it will not change. it will not go away. now it seems like that is techn
a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are iter it mittently unavailable, meaning the site stops working at times. plainly stated warnings and yet they weren't passed on to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until after the site launched. >> i this it became clear fairly early on, the first couple of days -- >> not before that, though, not before october 1st. >> reporter: when embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies before congress today she'll point a finger at some of the private contractors her a
on the obama administration's health insurance website. sebelius told the house energy and commerce committee she apologizes for access problems that have been "miserably frustrating" for many americans and said she's accountable for fixing them - by the end of november. she added that the system is female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: but don't wait. sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is ending soon. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you
of obama care and if there is a time when this administration said something big is about to happen, they may point to her to see her go. she did say that the president was in charge of all government programs and she shifted a tiny bit of the blame to him. she is going to be giving the speech to obama care. that is where they actually have this universal health care and mitt romney was the run who in stated that. he put on his facebook page that he really really disagreed with this. >> the white house is looking to tell a gidifferent story than t hearing on capitol hill. that does that and draws a lot of attention. the president will say we expect that romneycare in massachusetts had a tough roll out at the beginning and he will probably try to make a change to it at the beginning here. one is a state operation that had a lot of federal money behind it here. the other is a nationwide operation that was promised for a couple of years to go smoothly and did not. there are a lot of differences and president obama will try to hit the similarities. we will see you at 6:00 eastern time f
. >>> the obama administration is also trying to regain america's trust after the botched rollout of his health insurance website. today, the official in charge made a public apology on capitol hill. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the american people and it is not acceptable. >> tavenner apologized to the millions of americans who have been unable to buy insurance under the new health care law. she's the first obama administrator to testify before congress about the website debacle. she was grilled by lawmakers. she promises the glitches will be fixed. kathleen sebelius will testify tomorrow. >>> it's always big news around here. 100 days and counting until the start of the 2014 olympics. this time it's in sochi, russia. like so many other olympic games, the bay area will be well represented. nbc's janelle wang introduces us to a few of our local athletes who have golden dreams of bringing home the gold. and they train year-round. we tune in in february, but they train all the time. >> yes, they do, and they train hard. as of right now, we
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